Planning and Zoning Education

The S.C. Planning Education Advisory Committee has announced it will waive the requirement that training take place in a classroom setting effective immediately and through June 30, 2020. 

SCAC Training for Planning and Zoning Officials/Employees

 General Information About Planning and Zoning Education

Upcoming Webinar

Trends in Planning and Zoning Virtual Meetings and Online Services

Tuesday, June 9
2 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.

Agenda

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Growth Implications for South Carolina Counties

Thursday, June 18
10:00 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.

Agenda

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Webinar Description: Local governments are responding to the Coronavirus pandemic by meeting the challenges of protecting their residents, employees, and officials while continuing to provide essential services. Planning and zoning programs are no exception. From hosting virtual planning commission meetings to offering online inspections, permitting, and plan review services, counties are answering the call for continued services in this unprecedented time.
 
During this webinar, planning directors will share their counties’ experiences with virtual meetings and lessons learned. Participants will also learn about legal considerations for virtual public meetings in South Carolina. Two counties will discuss their online planning and zoning services and how this technology has provided business continuity for their departments and clients. The webinar agenda is available here.
 
Please note - The S.C. Planning and Education Advisory Committee (SCPEAC) has announced changes to the training requirements for planning and zoning officials and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the requirements that continuing education training be conducted in a classroom or group setting and in the presence of a coordinator are waived through June 30, 2020. SCAC is pleased to host two planning and zoning continuing education webinars in June that will meet the 3-hour continuing education requirement. The second webinar is scheduled for June 18 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Each webinar will be one and a half hours in length, and individuals will be able to participate from their home computers, laptops, or other electronic means. Participants who complete the webinars will receive a completion certificate from the Association.
 
Unlike previous SCAC training sessions where the planning and zoning coordinators registered individual board/commission members and employees, each individual will register for the webinar by clicking on the registration link. 
 

Planning and Zoning Training Videos/Handouts

Planning and Zoning webcast videos are available from SCAC's lending library; however, the S.C. Planning Education Advisory Committee has placed restrictions on the use of taped training for educational credit. Please contact Ryan Tooley or call 1-800-922-6081, ext. 335, to request DVDs. Videos are available on demand by clicking on the streaming link in the format column.

Each course provides three hours of orientation or continuing education credit for planning and zoning officials/employees.

 

Orientation Materials Format
Orientation Part I
2014
Agenda
Handouts
PowerPoint Presentations
Stream
Orientation Part II
2014
Handouts Stream
Continuing Education Materials Format
Advanced Issues in Zoning
and Land Use Regulation

2011
Handout

Recommended Resource:
The Comprehensive Planning Process
Stream
Current Planning and Zoning Issues
for Urban and Rural Communities
2013
Handout

Recommended Resources:
Form-Based Code Institute
SmartCode Central
Stream
Current Trends for Planning and Zoning Officials
2017

Agenda

Stream
Planning Strategies for South Carolina's Rural And Urban Counties
2019

Agenda

Stream
Planning Your County's Infrastructure
2016
Agenda
Handouts
Additional Materials (Floodplains)
Stream
Public Service Ethics
2012
Overview
Agenda
Handouts
Stream
Resource Considerations for Planning and Zoning Officials
2018
Agenda
Handouts
Stream
Staying Power: Planning for Lifelong
Communities and Solar Energy

2015
Overview
Agenda
Handouts
Stream